Thomas Mann Fellows | 2024

Mar, Apr

Prof. h.c. Dr. mult. h.c. Susanne Baer | Jurist

Susanne Baer | Image: Arian Henning
Susanne Baer | Image: Arian Henning

Susanne Baer is Professor of Public Law and Gender Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Lea Bates Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan Law School, and Centennial Professor at LSE London. From 2011 to 2023, she served as a federal judge on the German Constitutional Court. Her work focuses comparatively on constitutionalism, interdisciplinary legal research, and equality law. She is the author and co-author of many publications in German and English, including a textbook on Rechtssoziologie and the casebook Comparative Constitutionalism: Cases and Materials.

How do we want to live together as a society? This question will be explored by Susanne Baer, Sabine_ Hark, and Rahel Jaeggi during their time at the Thomas Mann House. By bringing critical legal studies and comparative constitutionalism into conversation with social philosophy, critical theory, feminist and queer theory, they aim to contribute to a practice theory of solidarity.

Selected Awards
2018 | Dr. h.c., University of Lucerne, Switzerland
2016 | Dr. h.c., Hasselt University, Belgium
2014 | Dr. h.c., University of Michigan, USA
2014 | Honorary ProfessorNational University of Taiwan Law School
2012/13 | Caroline von Humboldt Professorship, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Selected Publications
2022| Rechtssoziologie: Eine Einführung in die interdisziplinäre Rechtsforschung, 5th ed. Baden-Baden: Nomos
2022 | with Norman Dorsen, Michel Rosenfeld, Andras Sájo, and Susanna Mancini: Comparative Constitutionalism: Cases and Materials, 4th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West.
2019 | with Can Dündar: Wie viel Ordnung verträgt die Freiheit? Berliner Korrespondenzen. Berlin: Nicolai.
2013 | Vertrauen: Faire Urteile in Wissenschaft und Recht. Göttinger Universitätsrede 2012. Göttingen: Wallstein.

2006 | “Der Bürger” im Verwaltungsrecht zwischen Obrigkeit und aktivierendem Staat. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.